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Employer and Third-Party Agent Contacts - Unemployment Insurance

The Contributions Division handles several aspects of the unemployment insurance (UI) process for employers, including contribution payments, benefit charges, experience rates, and more. In addition, the Contributions Division monitors the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Employer contributions (also called UI taxes) are deposited into the trust fund, which is used to pay temporary UI benefits to eligible claimants.

Please contact the Employer Call Center between the hours of 8:00 a.m. ET to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at 410-949-0033 or toll-free at 1-800-492-5524 if you have questions relating to:

  • BEACON
  • Your employer account
  • Your experience rate
  • Your benefit charge correspondence
  • Tax Enforcement
  • Litigation & Bankruptcy
  • Accounts Receivable, Refunds, or Payment Processing
  • Reimbursing Employer
  • Federal Treasury Offset Program
  • License and Tax Clearance
  • Legal Collections

You can also email the Employer Assistance Unit at dluiemployerassistance-labor@maryland.gov for questions regarding your employer UI account.


Virtual Assistant

You can use the Virtual Assistant to receive immediate, automated answers to common inquiries or to chat with an agent. The Virtual Assistant is available 24/7. However, the chat feature is available from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To use the Virtual Assistant, select the blue “Chat with us” button at the bottom right of the Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance (the Division) homepage. To use the chat feature, access the Virtual Assistant and type "speak with an agent.”

You may also reach the Contributions Division by sending questions or comments to us at:

Mailing Address:
Contributions Division
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 411
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Legal Collections
Inquiries related to legal actions filed to collect delinquent unemployment insurance taxes.
E-mail address: ui.legalcollect@maryland.gov

Litigation & Bankruptcy
Inquiries related to legal actions filed to collect overpaid unemployment insurance benefits paid to claimants and bankruptcy inquiries.
E-mail address: ui.litpros@maryland.gov

Lockbox Addresses
Find a list of lockboxes. Employers and agents can submit checks to these lockboxes.


Register for a Maryland Unemployment Insurance Employer Account

Employers may register for an unemployment insurance account by:

Employers may obtain the specifications for submitting quarterly Contribution/Employment Reports via FTP online.

NOTE: Claimant inquiries related to unemployment insurance benefits should be directed to a claims agent at 667-207-6520.

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NOTE: Individuals and businesses with unpaid, undisputed state tax liabilities and/or unpaid UI contributions are required to satisfy the debt before renewing a Maryland driver's license or vehicle registration. For information about unpaid UI contributions that resulted in a hold on your driver’s license or registration, contact the Division at 410-767-2699. For more, see the Comptroller of Maryland MVA and Professional License Holds webpage.